A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 30-year-old Canton man accused of stealing about $248,338 worth of jewelry from the Saks OFF 5th located at the Aurora Premium Outlet stores on Jan. 27.
Nicholas A. Moore, whose last known address is 2820 Brush Place NE, Canton, was charged with aggravated theft, a third-degree felony, breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony and safecracking, a fourth-degree felony.
Aurora Police chief Brian Byard said Moore broke the glass on the store window between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Jan. 27 and took a display case containing about 91 pieces of jewelry from a safe. Byard said Moore used a U-Haul to get away, which was later reported stolen from the Canton area but has since been recovered.
Byard said it was not the store’s total inventory, but it was the "vast majority."
Police have found the safe and the truck Moore used, Byard said, but have not recovered the jewelry.
Moore has not yet been arrested, according to court records. Byard said the U.S. Marshalls were also looking for Moore because of he has a history with guns and of fleeing law enforcement, as well as charges in Stark County.
Stark County court records indicate he is also facing felony charges of grand theft, safecracking, vandalism, breaking and entering and theft in that county. The charges were filed on Feb. 5.
Byard praised the investigators, saying they did, "a nice job investigating backwards," to find Moore and a possible second suspect who has not yet been charged.
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